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“Univer -Cities” EXPLORING THE BEST MIDWEST COLLEGE TOWNS When the word “college” is mentioned in conversation, it often brings back memories of awkward group study sessions, vast auditoriums that seem to resemble gladiator arenas, and an endless buffet of bland cafeteria foods. However, upon taking a glance at the surrounding area that a university is established in, we begin to find many hidden treas- ures, from local pubs and eateries, to annual events and historic neigh- borhoods. These Midwestern college cities are now offering up so much more than higher education!